The Templo Mayor was the main temple of the Mexica peoples in their capital city of Tenochtitlan, which is now Mexico City. Construction of the first temple began sometime after 1325 and it was rebuilt six times. The main plaza of Mexico City today, was developed to the southwest of this archaeological site.
Centro Histórico, the historic center of Mexico City, is the heart of the Mexican capital. Focused on the Zócalo and extending in all directions, historic landmarks include the National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, Palace of Fine Arts, as well as Old Portal de Mercaderes and Alameda Central park.
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:41
The Panama Canal is an artificial waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. The canal is one of the most strategic artificial waterways in the world and one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken.
Old San Juan Historic District (Puerto Rico)
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:06
Old San Juan is the oldest settlement within Puerto Rico and the historic colonial section of the city of San Juan. This historic district is a National Historic Landmark District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Old San Juan Historic District.
Walled City of Tulum (Mexico)
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 21:25
Tulum is the site of a pre-Columbian Mayan walled city which served as a major port for the ancient city of Coba, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Tulum is situated on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya.
Teatro Amazonas is an opera house located in Manaus, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. The Amazon Theater, or Amazonas Opera House, was inaugurated in 1896, has 700 seats and was constructed with bricks brought from Europe, French glass and Italian marble.
The Parque Arqueológico do Solstício (Solstice Archaeological Park) is an archaeological park located in Amapá state, Brazil, near the city of Calçoene. The site contains a megalithic stone circle, colloquially known as the Amazon Stonehenge.
Curutchet House: The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier (Argentina)
Tue, 01/15/2019 - 22:11
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement. Chosen from the work of Le Corbusier, 17 sites spread over seven countries, are recognized by UNESCO as a testimonial to the invention of a new architectural language that made a break with the past.
Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, the town’s history is linked to the sugarcane industry. Rebuilt by the Portuguese after being looted and burned by the Dutch, the harmonious balance between the buildings, gardens, churches, convents and chapels all contribute to Olinda’s charm.
Founded at the end of the 17th century, Ouro Preto was the focal point of the gold rush and Brazil’s golden age in the 18th century. With the exhaustion of the gold mines in the 19th century, the city’s influence declined but many churches, bridges and fountains remain as a testimony to its past prosperity.